Law Reform – All Draft Regulations Released
October 21, 2019
The Queensland Government has released draft regulations with consultation extended to 30 October 2019. This announcement is an update on the recent release of the standard regulation module which we previously wrote about Here.
The latest draft regulations include:
- Standard Module
- Accommodation Module
- Commercial Module
- Small schemes Module
- Specified two-lot schemes Module
The Queensland Government have also released the draft of the BCCM Regulation 2019 which deals with prescribed fees under the Act.
What is changing
The new regulation modules propose reforms to streamline and modernise procedures, reduce costs and enhance protections for property owners. A summary of changes for each regulation module can be viewed in the release.
The Queensland Government has stated that the reforms to the regulation modules have been developed after extensive stakeholder and community consultation about the recommendations of the review of property law in Queensland that was conducted by the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
The changes included in the consultation drafts relate primarily to QUT’s recommendations about body corporate procedural issues, which were contained their report, Final recommendations: Procedural Issues under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. Our summary of the final recommendations from 2017 can be read Here.
How to have your say
The release of the consultation drafts provides you the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes before the regulations are made. Submissions can be made direct via contact details provided in Queensland Government release on draft regulations.
If you would like to submit your views on the drafts to assist us in the preparation of a submission we will contribute towards in consultation with industry peak body Strata Community Associated QLD, please add your comments in the reply section below. Alternatively, please come along and join us later this week at our community education seminar by registering Here.
This article was contributed by Stephen McCulloch, Partner – Archers the Strata Professionals.